Chief Program Officer & Chief of Staff
Euhwa Tran is the chief program officer and chief of staff of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and is based in New York, New York. Prior to this, she was the associate director of The University of Texas China Public Policy Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs (CPPC), where she was primarily responsible for leading the center’s programmatic activities.
Ms. Tran also previously headed the Asia-Pacific program at the EastWest Institute (EWI), focusing on key political, military and security issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. At EWI, she also served as the U.S. lead for the institute’s U.S.-Russia experts group on Afghan narcotrafficking.
Before joining EWI, Ms. Tran worked on international comparative education and elementary reading at an education policy and research institute in Washington, DC. She also has experience teaching English as a second language to students in Taiwan and the United States. She has lived, worked and studied in Beijing and Taipei. Ms. Tran holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.